Greenspan's maths skills honed on baseball

FEATURE - Even as a boy, the world's most powerful central banker avidly combed through statistics -- baseball statistics, that is.

Testifying before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday on the serious issue of financial literacy, Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan laughingly attributed some of his now-legendary statistical acumen to a childhood interest in batting averages.

"I learned fractions very young because I had to calculate baseball averages," Greenspan, who turns 76 next month

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